Get Ready for Food Day

By WorldLink Staff | September 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Join Nourish and thousands of individuals and groups in celebrating Food Day on October 24. Modeled after Earth Day, Food Day is an occasion to teach and learn about local and seasonal food, healthy diets, sustainable agriculture, food access, school and urban gardens, and children’s health.

“Food Day is an opportunity to celebrate real food and the movement rising to reform the American food system,” said author Michael Pollan.

There are many ways you can participate in Food Day in your community, school, or home. Check out our new Food Day resources page for ideas. Here are a few to get your started:

  • In your community: Host a community screening of Nourish. Partner with local organizations, such as schools, nonprofits, libraries, businesses, and other community groups. Include informational tables and guest speakers. Invite local food producers and restaurants to offer tastings. See Nourish in Action for examples and ideas.
  • In your school: Open a classroom conversation about food, health, and sustainability. Spend one class period watching and discussing the Nourish feature or short films, or dedicate a whole curriculum unit to exploring the story of our food. See How to Use Nourish in the Classroom and Nourish Curriculum Guide for activities and lesson plans.
  • At home: Host a potluck or family dinner. Gather friends and family for a Nourish screening and conversation, using the Nourish Discussion Guide. Invite dishes that highlight fresh, seasonal offerings from local farms and food artisans. Share the story of your food.

For more ways to take part in this day of celebration and action, visit our Food Day resources page.

You can learn more about Food Day and register your event on the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Food Day website.

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